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Cruel Beginnings { 1798–1812 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's early life. In A Son of the Forest, written when he was thirty-one, Apess claimed that he was a descendant of one of the principal chiefs of the Pequod tribe. ... More


War, Wandering, and Home { 1812–1829 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's life during and after the War of 1812. Apess was convinced by a sergeant and a few of his men shortly after his arrival in New York to enlist as a soldier to ... More


The Mashpee Revolt { 1833–1834 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's involvement in the Mashpee Revolt of 1833–4. While he was preaching in Scituate and Kingston on the South Shore of Massachusetts, Apess heard conflicting ... More


King Philip’s Heir { 1835–1836 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's sermon about the history of Native Americans, with particular emphasis on his eulogy on King Philip of the Wampanoags. With the path cleared for the Mashpee ... More


“What Need Is There to Speak of the Past?”

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter considers some problems with describing the long arc of Native American history since 1492. On the one hand, we cannot ignore the human and cultural toll of colonialism. But accounts ... More


Evangelist and Organizer { 1831–1833 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's life as evangelist and organizer during the years 1831–1833. In the early summer of 1830, Apess was one of three preachers at a fundraiser for the Associated ... More


Prophesying the Multiracial Republic

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores deliberations on the multiracial American republic. William Apess, Maria Stewart, and David Walker are stated to have employed prophetic rhetoric to advance a multiracial ideal ... More


How to Read Deliberatively

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter offers models of deliberative reading in discussions of James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1826) and William Apess's Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of ... More


Shaking Hands with the Prophet: The War of 1812 and Native American Enthusiasms

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the War of 1812 era and Native American resistance to US imperialism. It documents how the politics of enthusiasm, understood as religious fanaticism, was mobilized to ... More


Authors and Writers

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines a variety of written expressions that may be read in the context of elegy and are attributed to Native American authors. It begins by considering Black Hawk's autobiography ... More


Mashpee to Washington Street { 1837–1839 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's life as a lecturer in lower Manhattan, the working-class section of New York City, during the period 1837–9. Buoyed by the Mashpee Indians' success before the ... More


Interlude: A Methodist Life Composed { 1829–1831 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's autobiography A Son of the Forest, which chronicles his spiritual pilgrimage as a Methodist. On July 25, 1829, the clerk of court for the Southern District of ... More


Epilogue

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This epilogue reflects on William Apess's legacy and the efforts of some individuals, particularly Thomas Commuck, to continue his work. For a century and a half, Apess virtually dropped from any ... More


Life of William Apess, Pequot

Philip F. Gura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Pequot Indian intellectual, author, and itinerant preacher William Apess (1798–1839) was one the most important voices of the nineteenth century. This book offers a chronicle of Apess's ... More


Living with “Color”

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reflects on William Apess's efforts to fight for the rights of Native Americans, mainly by exposing the horror of slavery and the rampant prejudice against African Americans. Apess died ... More


Race and Indigeneity in the Life of Elisha Apes

Nancy Shoemaker

in Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622576
eISBN:
9781469623351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622576.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter illustrates the changing dynamics of racial categories in the life of Elisha Apes. Apes deserted the whaleship Ann Maria on its 1839–1841 voyage and spent the next fifty years, until his ... More


The Book of Mormon: A (White) Universal Gospel

Max Perry Mueller

in Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636160
eISBN:
9781469633770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the Book of Mormon's racial theology of “white universalism.” It explores the supposed pre-Columbian history that the Book of Mormon contains, notably the origins of Native ... More


Introduction: Toward an Indian Bibliography

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter begins with the opening pages of The Experiences of Five Christian Indians, in which Pequot author and activist William Apess informed readers that he would soon be “publishing a book of ... More


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